The Steam Summer Sale arrives with historically deep discounts

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PCWorld 24 June, 2021 - 07:01pm 19 views

When are Steam summer sales?

Valve kicked off its Steam Summer Sale on June 24 and it will run through July 8. NDTVSteam Summer Sale Brings Discounts on Battlefield V, Fall Guys, Many Other PC Games

No plans for the upcoming long holiday weekend? No problem—Valve’s got plenty for you to spend hours on in its Steam Summer Sale, which kicked off Thursday and runs through 10 a.m. Pacific on July 8.

Among the thousands of games on sale, you can find quite a few big titles at all-time lows. Like in past sales, the landing page highlights Valve’s top picks, followed by breakout categories organized by genre and theme, then top discounted games.

Standout deals include Cyberpunk 2077, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Death Stranding, Battlefield V: Definitive Edition, Hades, Half-Life: Alyx, Seikiro: Shadows Die Twice (GOTY Edition), Rust, and Red Dead Redemption 2. You’ll see far more games available for rock-bottom prices, though—some as much as 75 percent off, or even more.

Speaking of rock-bottom prices, you can find astoundingly cheap fun for under $15. We spotted Titanfall 2 for $6, Metro Exodus for $12, Wolfenstein II for $8, Inside for $5, and much more. Control: Ultimate Edition, a PCW staff favorite, is also just $16 right now.

To earn your animated stickers, browse through the short stories available via different category pages.

In addition to the deals, you can play a slightly different kind of game: reading through a series of choose-your-own-adventure-flavored short stories to earn animated stickers. The fourteen Forge Your Fate stories can be found by poking through different categories of games. You can also earn a “unique badge” reflective of your choices.

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Steam Summer Sale Discounts Half-Life: Alyx, Boneworks & More

UploadVR 25 June, 2021 - 07:59am

The annual Steam Summer Sale began yesterday and will run for two weeks, until July 8 at 10am Pacific. The Summer sale is always one of the biggest Steam sales of the year, and this one is no exception — some VR games are discounted quite heavily.

Perhaps the most notable discount is on Half-Life: Alyx, which is discounted by 40%, bringing it down to just $35.99 — that’s tied with it’s previous sale in March for the highest discount on the game since launch.

Here are some other notable VR games discounted in the sale:

Boneworks – $23.99 (from $29.99, 20% off)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR – $14.99 (from $59.99, 75% off)

– The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – $31.99 (from $49.99, 20% off)

– Star Wars: Squadrons – $14.79 (from $39.99, 63% off)

– No Man’s Sky – $29.99 (from $59.99, 50% off)

Population: One – $20.99 (from $29.99, 30% off)

– Pavlov VR – $14.99 (from $24.99, 40% off)

– Phasmophobia – $11.89 (from $13.99, 15% off)

– Superhot VR – $14.99 (from $24.99, 40% off)

– Pistol Whip – $17.49 (from $24.99, 30% off)

– Eleven Table Tennis – $9.99 (from $19.99, 50% off)

– The Room VR: A Dark Matter – $20.09 (from $29.99, 33% off)

– Until You Fall – $17.49 (from $24.99, 30% off)

Elite Dangerous – $7.49 (from $29.99, 75% off)

– Fallout 4 VR – $17.99 (from $59.99, 70% off)

– Onward – $17.49 (from $24.99, 30% off)

– Trover Saves The Universe – $14.99 (from $29.99, 50% off)

That’s just the beginning – there’s many more discounted titles that aren’t listed above. All the prices above are in USD, but the sale prices will adjust accordingly for your location and local currency. You can see a full list of the VR games currently on sale on Steam here.

Are you planning to pick anything up in this year’s Summer Sale? Let us know in the comments below.

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